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Awards for Shrewsbury's Unsung Heroes at Annual Civic Ceremony

The unsung community heroes of Shrewsbury have been officially recognised by the Mayor for playing their part in helping to make the town a special place to live, work and visit.

The Mayor’s Awards scheme is Shrewsbury’s equivalent of “The Oscars”, with local individuals, organisations, groups and businesses being recognised for their achievements, which benefit the town.

Award Winning Quarry Splash Park Re-Opens for the Summer

With the start of the summer season almost here, Shrewsbury Town Council has been working towards re-opening the award-winning Quarry Splash Park in time for the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

The official opening is scheduled to take place on May 4 at 10.30am.

With a design chosen by Shrewsbury residents and opened by the Mayor of Shrewsbury in 2016, the play area incorporates traditional play equipment such as slides and swings, as well as fountains and water features, which were built in place of the old paddling pool.

Dingle Donation from Shropshire Creative Agency

Spring visitors to the Dingle in Shrewsbury’s Quarry will be treated to a new bloom of flowers thanks to a Shropshire Creative Agency.

Clear, based in Shrewsbury, is carrying out 15 ‘random acts of kindness’ to celebrate 15 successful years of business, and chose the Dingle as one of the recipients.  Last month, three members of the team used their green fingers and worked with Mark Bowen, who is responsible for looking after the Quarry, to install and plant the new feature.

Last Chance to Cast your Vote for your Favourite Shrewsbury Market Hall Trader of the Year

There’s still time to cast your vote to find Shrewsbury’s favourite Market Hall Trader of the Year for 2018.

With the success of Shrewsbury Market Hall having been crowned Britain’s Favourite Market in January, shoppers are being asked to cast their vote to find the Market Trader of the Year for 2018.

People visiting the indoor market before April 20 can nominate their favourite trader to win a Mayor of Shrewsbury Award.

The trader with the most votes will be presented with a trophy at the annual Mayor’s Awards ceremony at the Guildhall on May 9.

Shrewsbury in Bloom's Annual Greenhouse Open Evening

As summer approaches and we start to think about our gardens, Shrewsbury’s gardening enthusiasts are once again invited to join the town’s Bloom Committee for the annual behind-the-scenes tour of the Town Council’s greenhouse.

The Shrewsbury in Bloom Committee is inviting members of the public to attend their open evening event, which takes place on May 23 from 6pm.

The site, at Weeping Cross, cultivates more than 300,000 blooms which are nurtured each year for the town’s award-winning floral displays.

Shrewsbury to be Featured on BBC2's Blooming Marvellous Programme

Shrewsbury in Bloom was one of 15 Royal Horticultural Society [RHS] Britain in Bloom and It’s Your Neighbourhood groups filmed as part of a new BBC Two Series about the quintessentially British gardening competition.

Last summer, a film crew followed the progress of Shrewsbury to see what it takes to enter the RHS’s annual Bloom competitions.

The Quarry Solar Lamp Trial

This is a trial of Technology not the column and LED

Shrewsbury Town Council is currently trialling a solar lamp with the idea to start them from Kingsland Bridge and continue towards Grey Friars Bridge. This is to light the footpath to improve public safety.

The trial has been made possible by OG2 Lighting Ltd. The location of this lamp is just past the Kingsland Bridge heading towards Greyfriars.

Please note - Permanent columns will be black with a Dark Grey head.

Shrewsbury in Bloom Welcomes New Business Sponsor

A new sponsor has been unveiled for a busy traffic island as part of Shrewsbury in Bloom’s scheme to maintain its reputation as the “Town of Flowers”.

Granite Transformations is the new sponsor of the roundabout at the junction of Knights Way, Hussey Road and Stafford Drive on the Battlefield Industrial Estate to the north of Shrewsbury.

There's Still Time to Make your Nominations for Mayor's Awards

There’s still time to get your nominations in for the annual Mayor’s Awards.

Nominations are being sought to acknowledge those unsung heroes who have made an outstanding contribution to the town of Shrewsbury.

The Mayor is asking businesses, organisations and residents to provide suggestions for Shrewsbury’s annual civic awards, designed to highlight those who have gone above and beyond for the benefit of the town.

Quirky Handmade Goods in the Heart of Shropshire

Washed Up Wood is a new venture in Shrewsbury’s Market Hall offering an inspired collection of quirky handcrafted products.

A small family business, operated by Joe Johnson, they offer the natural beauty of driftwood and re-claimed wood, blended with a contemporary and vintage finish.

Using a combination of the hand-collected driftwood and locally sourced vintage cutlery, Joe aims to bring a touch of nature with a modern feel into your home.